Job Opportunities

Child and Teen Program Coordinator 

The employee in this position will plan, coordinate and deliver library programs for children ages pre-school to high school. 

Hours: 25 hours per week (flexibility required) 

Schedule: Occasional evenings (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) and Saturdays required. No Sundays. Work during summer (July & August), Spring Break and many In-service school days required. Possibility of full-time employment during the summer, and reduced hours during fall and winter to average out to 25 hours per week. 

Preferred start date: April 4, 2022 

Typical Duties: 

  • Plan and deliver the library’s preschool program: (Toddler & Me for ages 18 months-2 years https://jakeepplibrary.com/for-you/kids/programs/toddler-and-me/, and Story Hour for ages 3-5 https://jakeepplibrary.com/for-you/kids/story-hour/ 
  • Develop, plan and deliver the library’s Summer Reading Club for children in grades 1-6 
  • Oversee and supervise summer interns and children’s programming assistants 
  • Plan and deliver programs for school-aged children to run during Spring Break and some inservice days 
  • Communicate with area teachers to promote the library and plan/run field trips and tours 
  • Advertise and promote programs on local media outlets (radio, newspaper, online, etc.) 
  • Coordinate other children and teen programs as time allows (book clubs, author readings, game nights, crafting events, etc.) 
  • Attend monthly planning meetings to make programs schedule and liaise with management and those in charge of social media and displays 
  • Attend staff meetings and communicate programs information to all library employees
  • Evaluate programs through debriefs, surveys and reports 
  • Ensure health, safety and cleanliness of the children’s programming environment and resources 
  • Other duties as assigned  

Specific Skills Required: 

  • Energetic, friendly, and engaging
  • Enthusiasm for children’s literacy and reading 
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), as media interviews and connection with parents, teachers, and patrons are essential for this position 
  • Creativity (crafts, promo materials, engaging and fun activities, etc.) 
  • Time Management skills, especially in areas of planning 
  • Leadership abilities and confidence  
  • Basic technological and computer skills (email, social media, Excel, internet research, projector use, etc.) 
  • Familiarity with children’s and juvenile books and themes 
  • Superior interpersonal and problem-solving skills 
  • Good judgment and tact in working with parents, children and staff 
  • Ability to work independently and show initiative
  • Passion for inclusion and accessibility, especially as it pertains to youth programming 

Qualifications: 

  • High School diploma required 
  • At least two years of experience working with children and teens preferred 
  • Basic Computer skills required 
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check (update required every 3 years) 

Please send a cover letter and resume including the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to Library Director, Chrystie Kroeker Boggs at ckroekerboggs@jakeepplibrary.com  Closing date: March 15, 2022.